Part 1: Redeveloping Strietmann Biscuit Building in Over-the-Rhine
Peg Wyant looks at decaying buildings and sees potential.
The first time she saw the hulking, old Strietmann Biscuit Building on West 12th Street, she saw nearly 100,000 square feet of it.
That’s why Grandin Properties is transforming the old bakery into The Strietmann, one of the biggest office buildings in historic Over-the-Rhine. At a cost of nearly $16 million, the redevelopment will be the single largest project the company has ever tackled.
“It’s a little scary from that standpoint,” said Wyant, Grandin Properties’ CEO. “But I think we’re well prepared to handle it.”
Wyant is counting on other well-prepared local businesses to help, too. She said she aims to steer roughly one-third of the project’s contracts to businesses owned by women or minorities.